Rush’s last show of the year left listeners in tears, did he just say goodbye?


“Even if I can’t make it back, know that this is where I want to be, I will always want to be right here with you and I won’t quit fighting to be right here with you.”

~ Rush Limbaugh, December 23, 2020, last show of the year

If you tuned into the Rush Limbaugh show, the last hour was very emotional. This was Rush’s last show of the year. Supporters called in to tell him how much he meant to them. They think of him as family. One man was choked up as he talked about how Rush reminded him of his father.

Rush told the caller how grateful he was for his kind words and said that at some point — he doesn’t know when — he won’t be able to do the show any longer.

“I wish there were a way to say it other than ‘thank you,’” Limbaugh closed. “You’re just the best. My family is just the best. Thank you. Merry Christmas, everybody, from all of us to all of you.”

All that went on while he played Silent Night in the background.


“I have very much that I want to say to all of you today, and I’m feeling very pressured — not pressured. I’m feeling stage fright kind of thing. There’s so much I want to say, and I want to say it correctly,” Limbaugh prefaced his Wednesday show. “I want to convey my feelings, and I want to do it right. I want to do it to the best of my ability.”


Mr. Limbaugh detailed how his diagnosis of stage 4 terminal cancer in January shocked him.

“Well, back in late January when I received this diagnosis — and I was shocked,” he said. “I was stunned, and I was in denial for about a week. I mean, I’m Rush Limbaugh. I’m Mister Big of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. I mean, I’m indestructible. I said, ‘This can’t be right,’ but it was.”


“What I didn’t know at the time that I learned later in the course of the year was that I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” he said. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October and then to November and then to December — and yet here I am. Today I’ve got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today. God’s with me today. God knows how important this program is to me today, and I’m feeling natural in terms of energy, normal in terms of energy, and I’m feeling entirely capable of doing it today.”

He recalled the immortal words of baseball legend Lou Gehrig, who died from what’s now dubbed Lou Gehrig’s disease: “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

Limbaugh explained that he finally understands how sincere Gehrig was when he made such a remark, and how he feels the same today.

“I didn’t understand that,” he said. “I mean, here’s a guy who’d just been diagnosed with the most terminal of terminal diseases, and I said, ‘This can’t be real. He can’t really think he’s the luckiest guy in the world. This is just something that he’s saying because it will play well.’ I don’t mean to be insulting Lou Gehrig; don’t misunderstand. I’m just saying, how in the world, if you’re being honest, can you feel like you’re the luckiest man on the face of the earth?”

“I’ve been totally supported by virtually everybody in my family. I’ve been propped up. I have been defended. I’ve been made to look better than I am. My lovely wife, Kathryn, has done so much in that regard. … So many people have put me first in all of this, and I understand now what Lou Gehrig meant, [because] I certainly feel like that. I feel extremely fortunate and lucky,” Limbaugh told his loyal listeners.


“And because I have outlived the diagnosis, I’ve been able to receive and hear and process some of the most wonderful, nice things about me that I might not have ever heard had I not gotten sick,” the host offered. “Again think, how many people who pass away never hear the eulogies, never hear the thank-yous? I’ve been very lucky, folks, in I can’t tell you how many ways.”

After the show, his show’s producer, Bo Snerdley, posted on Twitter: “The best Christmas gift in the world for those of us at EIB is that [Rush Limbaugh] is here celebrating it with us and with YOU in this wonderful, incredible audience who support Rush and us with your love and prayers. We thank God for you and [Rush Limbaugh].”

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Ben Colder
Ben Colder
2 years ago

I just don’t know what I will do after Rush is gone and someday he will be gone what a great man and the communists just hate him.I have listened to Rush for twenty five years and never once did his show get boring not once he was is funny and kept the communists pissing their pants.I guess some one will come along and take his place but there will never be another Rush.I hope you beat this thing Rush I truly do but the chances are not good but then stranger things has happened.Thank you Rush for all you have done for us deplore able types like me.Our country is about to go into a very dark time if Creepy China Joe and Ma Commie Harris get in and I don’t think it will survive we will either be a communist country or the country will break up into three or four piss ant countries.

edward o'neill
edward o'neill
2 years ago

You just may beat this thing yet, Rush? God works in mysterious ways, GOD BLESS, BROTHER!!

Dee Dee
Dee Dee
2 years ago

Rush fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith. (II Timothy 4:7)

Frank S.
Frank S.
2 years ago

Rush is a courageous, selfless patriot who has inspired millions of us to become involved in the fight to keep America free. He is without equal.

Goldfinger Instrumental Version
Goldfinger Instrumental Version
2 years ago

A pretty sharp customer regarding the ways of the left as he grew up among them and heard the table talk.
The only voice of sanity during the Slick Willie, Algore (LOL!), Cruella Pantsuit reign of error.
High quality talk radio is done with Doc Savage and El Rushbo hanging up the mics.
The overnight trucker AM isn’t bad for the Slats Grobnik man on the street recon take.
They even give out traffic reports that are instantaneous complete with mile markers and lane directions.
Time to dust off Pappy’s CB radio for the not so Great Reset.